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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #125 on: January 05, 2011, 10:49:42 PM »
I think it's time to start whipping out rulers and measuring our sentences.


Btw, that was intended 1000% as a joke. I hope I didn't kill the thread. I love seeing people's names with four- and five-figure sales next to them.

EDIT: Oops, forgot Amanda. Add six-figure to the list.
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #126 on: January 05, 2011, 11:22:36 PM »
Agreed. Let's just start ranking everybody so we know who we're better than and worse than.

I've thought about this before, and the funny thing is, we're already a part of that system.  It's the amazon bestseller rankings on all of our books.  We're already numbered, like it or not.  This thread does make me a little sad though, especially bouncing back and forth between this and the other one, feeling like I belong in neither.



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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #127 on: January 08, 2011, 01:06:28 PM »
I love selling a lot of books - it's terrific after a year of fruitless submissions to agents, several of whom loved my book but thought they couldn't sell it.

But even better are the reviews from enthusiastic readers, and even better than that are the handful who seek out my email from my website to tell me how much they have enjoyed my book. That connection is what it's really about, not the numbers.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #128 on: January 08, 2011, 02:15:33 PM »
I haven't made the leap to 1000 sales yet, but I'm getting there.  So wonderful to see how many authors are finding success with independent publishing!
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #129 on: January 10, 2011, 10:16:58 PM »
I think you can add me to the list. Doing well over 1000 sales a month.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2011, 01:39:44 AM »
Wow, I've been selling on Kindle Books for over a year and just now found out about these boards. (Well, I try to keep up, but there is so much out there.) I guess I'm a member of this club too. I had my first 1,000+ Kindle book month last July. Now I'm closing in on 4,000. And except for those books that are/were discounted, my selling price here is $2.99. Kindle has been heaven-sent for me. I'm doing much better in e-books than I did in print.

This is also great for those authors who didn't fit into those narrow, restrictive niches that trad publishing wants. If you've got writing talent--and a LOT of people do--but couldn't sell a book to NY no matter what, e-books are your big chance. Congratulations to everyone for persevering.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2011, 06:15:10 AM »
Wow, I've been selling on Kindle Books for over a year and just now found out about these boards. (Well, I try to keep up, but there is so much out there.) I guess I'm a member of this club too. I had my first 1,000+ Kindle book month last July. Now I'm closing in on 4,000. And except for those books that are/were discounted, my selling price here is $2.99. Kindle has been heaven-sent for me. I'm doing much better in e-books than I did in print.

This is also great for those authors who didn't fit into those narrow, restrictive niches that trad publishing wants. If you've got writing talent--and a LOT of people do--but couldn't sell a book to NY no matter what, e-books are your big chance. Congratulations to everyone for persevering.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #132 on: January 12, 2011, 08:36:00 AM »
Congratulations to all of you! That's awesome. Like everyone else, I had my best month yet. I'm looking forward to getting on that list this year.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #133 on: January 12, 2011, 09:39:08 AM »
What an interesting topic! I'm nowhere close to being on this list yet, as I've just put up my first reverted title, but it's great to see what kind of sales are possible. I'm trying to figure out a way to include ebook self-pubbed sales in my money survey (the one I've been doing on my website for over ten years now) but can't quite see how to group sales to give meaningful numbers. I'm open to suggestions, though!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #134 on: January 12, 2011, 09:42:42 AM »
I'd suggest checking out Joe Konrath's blog - he has some very interesting guest bloggers telling their e-book success stories:
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #135 on: January 16, 2011, 06:53:15 AM »

Ok so it's not December anymore - BUT Healing Touch has sold 1000 copies this month. This total is made up of Amazon US and UK sales. I have no idea what's happening on B&N, Kobo, etc...

It's very exciting. The Brits are buying my book like crazy - probably because it's only 0.71. I'm waiting for the reviews to fly in saying it's tosh and rubbish. ha ha

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #136 on: January 16, 2011, 07:17:07 AM »
Wow, Jenna, that's quite a feat.

Count me in, I sold over 1,000 copies of Seven Days From Sunday. On a better track for January.
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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #137 on: January 16, 2011, 11:14:10 AM »
Wow, Jenna, that's quite a feat.

Count me in, I sold over 1,000 copies of Seven Days From Sunday. On a better track for January.

Yay! Congrats to you too.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #138 on: January 20, 2011, 11:18:01 AM »
I love selling a lot of books - it's terrific after a year of fruitless submissions to agents, several of whom loved my book but thought they couldn't sell it.

But even better are the reviews from enthusiastic readers, and even better than that are the handful who seek out my email from my website to tell me how much they have enjoyed my book. That connection is what it's really about, not the numbers.

My feelings exactly. I also had a comment on my website from a reader saying how much she enjoyed the book and that it made her laugh. It really made my day and put all those rejections (22 years of them) into perspective. ;D AND I can now join the 1000 books a month club! :D

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #139 on: January 20, 2011, 11:32:17 AM »
My feelings exactly. I also had a comment on my website from a reader saying how much she enjoyed the book and that it made her laugh. It really made my day and put all those rejections (22 years of them) into perspective. ;D AND I can now join the 1000 books a month club! :D

Congrats, Jan. Onwards and upwards.

It's fabulous to make people laugh. I drive my daughter mad when she's reading a new chapter; if she laughs I say, "Which bit are you at? I need to know," and she'll never tell me, just gets cross at being interrupted.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2011, 11:38:05 AM »
Congrats, Jan. Onwards and upwards.

It's fabulous to make people laugh. I drive my daughter mad when she's reading a new chapter; if she laughs I say, "Which bit are you at? I need to know," and she'll never tell me, just gets cross at being interrupted.

Must be good if you can make your family laugh - especially a daughter  ;)
I see your book is also on the bestseller list on Amazon UK  :D

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #141 on: January 20, 2011, 11:48:09 AM »
Must be good if you can make your family laugh - especially a daughter  ;)
I see your book is also on the bestseller list on Amazon UK  :D

Yes, 99 days in the UK Kindle top 100 so far - but it's a smaller site, an easier nut to crack than the US version. Not that I'm not extremely pleased about it...

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #142 on: January 22, 2011, 09:18:53 AM »
Happy to say that I've just crashed through the 1,000 copy a month barrier (US Kindle sales only).

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #143 on: January 22, 2011, 09:27:46 AM »
Happy to say that I've just crashed through the 1,000 copy a month barrier (US Kindle sales only).

Yipeeee!! Congrats!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #144 on: January 22, 2011, 09:32:20 AM »
Happy to say that I've just crashed through the 1,000 copy a month barrier (US Kindle sales only).

Congrats! So you must be way over including UK/BN and other sales.

I'm creeping closer all the time. Maybe next month, March at the latest!

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #145 on: January 22, 2011, 09:37:16 AM »
Wow, congrats to everyone cracking that 1,000 copy barrier already this month! Impressive! My sales seem to be "stuck" at a mere 5 copies (of my one book), making me wonder what I need to be doing... other than getting more books up, of course, which I can't until my publishers respond to my reversion requests. Argh! I'll keep nagging. (Strangely, my book seems to be selling WAY better on the Nook. No clue why.)


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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #146 on: January 22, 2011, 09:41:51 AM »
Brenda - It's the "no idea why" part that drives me nuts.  I'm doing well on amazon US, but very little on both Amazon UK and BN (though with BN's reporting stuck its hard to say.)  If I could get a handle on what drove readers to my books so that sales rose exponentially over the last three months, I'd be much happier as it would be something I could work to influence and increase.  Right now, I'm just flailing in the dark.

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« Reply #147 on: January 22, 2011, 09:50:38 AM »
Brenda - It's the "no idea why" part that drives me nuts.  I'm doing well on amazon US, but very little on both Amazon UK and BN (though with BN's reporting stuck its hard to say.)  If I could get a handle on what drove readers to my books so that sales rose exponentially over the last three months, I'd be much happier as it would be something I could work to influence and increase.  Right now, I'm just flailing in the dark.

I've been forced to pay a lot of attention to the rankings. Looking at the rankings for your books, I put you at 4 books a day. 2 for The Heretic and then one a piece for two others.

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« Reply #148 on: January 22, 2011, 09:56:16 AM »
Foreverjuly - That's pretty much where I've been guessing I'll fall, too.  Which is fine - that's where I was for the first several months after starting at Amazon and I'm expecting to see the same kind of growth curve over time.

I also have four traditionally published novels coming out later this year from Tor Books, HarperCollins, and Harlequin, so I'm looking forward to testing the idea that current books on the shelves might drive more readers to look for other books available electronically.

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Re: Dec 2010, 1000 books a month club (TBOM)
« Reply #149 on: January 24, 2011, 07:13:48 PM »
Yes, 99 days in the UK Kindle top 100 so far - but it's a smaller site, an easier nut to crack than the US version. Not that I'm not extremely pleased about it...
Congrats Lexi!!!

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